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Using Data to Enhance Patient Encounters

By QDiagnostics  
   November 10, 2017

When it comes to day-to-day clinical practice, where does data fit in? And how can it enhance the patient encounter?

Our new eBook, 5 Ways to Integrate Patient-Specific Analytics Reports into the Clinical Workflow, makes the case for patient-specific analytics and offers practical ways to incorporate historical, quality, and risk score-related data reports into daily practice for healthcare professionals.

More responsibilities and complexity require enhanced technology solutions

In the era of value-based care, clinicians and their practices have responsibilities that go well beyond caring for patients.

Today, clinicians and practice managers must also document quality, manage risk-based contracts, control costs, and maximize reimbursement—all while providing the best care possible, for more patients, with greater needs and expectations. It’s a tall order.

A need for data-driven, patient-specific insights

Most healthcare professionals know that keeping up with today’s demands is nearly impossible without data—yet integrating that information into existing workflows is not as easy as it sounds.

Many clinicians remain concerned about technology adoption and its potential disruption to both workflow and patient care. And while more practices now have electronic health records (EHRs) in place, according to a Physicians Practice Technology Survey (2016), physicians identify “optimizing use of the EHR” as their most pressing information technology problem.

Our recent study, Progress on the Path to Value-Based Care, reveals that 71% of physicians say they’d be willing to spend more time using technology if their EHRs could yield insights unique to their patients. And nearly 9 of 10 physicians (85%) agree that access to quality/performance measures specific to patients is key to achieving value-based care.

Patient-specific analytics reports from Data Diagnostics can help address these and other concerns.

Before, during, and after: opportunities for enhancing the patient encounter

For clinicians who want to spend less time chasing data and more time engaging patients, analytics reports offer a possible solution—providing data-driven insights that can extend the value of a practice’s EHR by filling in gaps.

Our eBook makes it easy to get started with these reports, offering ways to integrate them into a daily clinical workflow, and providing real-world scenarios that highlight their value. From daily chart preparation to routine risk assessment, patient-specific analytics reports can be used before, during, and after patient encounters—for better health outcomes and improved practice economics. Download the eBook.

Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes. Derived from the world's largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management. Quest annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, and our 45,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives.

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